September 10, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Today, entertainment-focused digital collectibles platform, Terra Virtua, launches its first major non-fungible token (NFT) comic collection on its new Polygon blockchain platform. The partnership with Dynamite launched a limited-edition range of fan-favourite comic NFT Lithographs and is now expanding into NFT comics and graphic novels with Dynamite’s ground-breaking series, THE BOYS.
The launch comes fresh off the news that Terra Virtua recently switched its platform from the Ethereum blockchain to Polygon in a drive to be more sustainable. By making the change, the NFT pioneer has reduced its energy usage in minting NFTs by over 99%.
The BOYS will be followed by iconic Red Sonja, Vampirella, John Carter and Dejah Thoris, with more to be rolled out throughout the year. The non-fungible digital collectibles feature classic comics from top creators with added animation, in addition to a number of 2D characters. Each comic release will be available in a number of different rarities with unique properties such as text, no text and pencil, all the way up to true one-of-one editions.
These NFT comic, graphic novel and lithograph collections will feature the work of legendary entertainment creators including Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Christopher Priest, Gail Simone, Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jim Lee, Tim Bradstreet, Mark Texeira, John Romita Jr., John Romita Sr., Lucio Parrillo, Joe Jusko, Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Jose Gonzalez, and more.
Gary Bracey, Terra Virtua CEO said, "We are privileged to partner with Dynamite Entertainment for this groundbreaking venture as we kick off a new era with Polygon. Being massive comic fans ourselves, this is a perfect match as we respect not only their democratic attitude towards the creative talent but also the incredible diversity of published content from iconic series like The Boys through to Vampirella, Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris and many more. We cannot wait for fans to see the innovative NFTs we are collaborating on through sustainable means!"
"Our partnership with Terra Virtua is really exciting for us, fans, creators, and the industry and the results have us pleased to take it to the next level," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO/Publisher. "We worked hand in hand with Terra Virtua and waited till they switched to the more sustainable Polygon minting framework which uses a fraction of the energy than was previously utilised to create these cool NFT comics and collectibles. It's an awesome new arena for art and collectibles, and now comics and graphic novels. Working with people who are passionate fans of comics themselves has allowed us to grow the program, which will bring comics to a larger market and grow the industry. And similar to the NFT Lithographs, we've worked in participation royalties for our creators for the comics and graphic novels, and this is inclusive of all creative from writers and artists, to cover artists, colourists and letterers, which makes this venture all the more rewarding. Bringing all these wonderful characters, stories, and artwork to a new and growing audience is always the goal, and to bring innovative ways for existing fans to engage with their favorites too."
The limited-edition digital collection is available to purchase from $6.99 on Terra Virtua here: https://terravirtua.io/marketplace?page=1&nft_type_code=COMICS&brand_code=DYNAMITE
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About Terra Virtua
Terra Virtua, founded in 2017, is an entertainment-focused collectibles platform. Using blockchain technology, it provides utility by allowing collectors of digital assets to display and interact with their virtual goods in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and in 3D on PCs. Leveraging the latest in mobile and gaming technologies, their mission is to engage and connect fan-based user communities and turbo-charge fandom.